I’ll get straight to the point. I’m probably not the right person for Stitch Fix. I really, really, really love the idea of this. I love the idea that someone can assess your style from a Pinboard and items that you love just show up in your mailbox.
Except that I’ve spent more time than I care to admit editing my clothing Pinboard and following Stitch Fix on social media so that I can point out very specifically what I like and do not like. To no avail. Everything in this month’s fix is going back. Here’s what I received:
1. A statement necklace. I am not a statement necklace wearer. I’ve tried, really, I have. Statement necklaces are just like scarves to me: every time I put one on, I feel like my daughter playing dress up. My five-year-old son loved this necklace. Keep that in mind if you are looking for a birthday present for any five-year-old boys. (P.S. This necklace also arrived broken.)
2. A striped tank. I say yes to stripes at the top of my lungs. I say no to bejeweled anything at equal volume. This was unfolded only so I could photograph it. I did not try it on.
3. A white and black polka dot sleeveless top. Cute in theory. Way too big. Also, as I discussed in my first fix, my husband is just as anti-wearable polka dots as I am anti-bejeweled anything. It’s not like I let the man dress me, but I have to respect his opinion if I ever want him to stop wearing Wranglers.
4. A striped dress. Also cute in theory. And I can definitely see how this dress looks like me. It did not, however, look good on me.
5. Jeans. Whoohoo! These were not distressed! They were, however, perfect for any mom from the 80’s. These jeans may have actually been worn on The Facts of Life.
I realize that I totally sound like the pickiest snob in the universe. Perhaps I am. But I’m pretty simple when it comes to my style and I just wish it wasn’t so difficult to find appropriate clothing for my age and size. I’m going to keep wishing. And I think I’ll give Stitch Fix one more try. Maybe the fifth time will be the charm.